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Couch's Spadefoot  - Scaphiopus couchii

Baird, 1854
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Couch's Spadefoot Couch's Spadefoot Couch's Spadefoot
Adult Female, Webb County, Texas Adult Male, Brewster County, Texas
Couch's Spadefoot Couch's Spadefoot Couch's Spadefoot
Adult Male (top) in amplexus with Adult Female (bottom), Brewster County, Texas Male and female in amplexus,
Brewster County, Texas
Couch's Spadefoot Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Tadpole
Adult male calling at night while floating on water, Brewster County, Texas Adult male calling at night while floating on water, Brewster County, Texas Adult male calling at night,
Brewster County, Texas
     
Habitat
Couch's Spadefoot habitat Couch's Spadefoot habitat  
Breeding Habitat,
Brewster County, Texas
Breeding habitat, Brewster County,Texas

This rain pool formed quickly one afternoon during a heavy thunderstorm. Several Couch's Spadefoots quickly appeared in it and began calling.
 
     
Short Videos
Couch's Spadefoot
Couch's Spadefoot Scaphiopus couchii Couch's Spadefoot Amplexus Video
Male spadefoots call at night from a temporary rain pool.




Male and female spadefoots in amplexus in a temporary rain pool. A group of adult males at night in a breeding pond in Arizona swim around harassing each other. Other male Couch's Spadefoots are calling in the background along with some Lowland Burrowing Treefrogs.
     



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